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An explosion at a coal mine in Afghanistan's Baghlan Province late on December 23 left 11 miners dead.

The accident happened in the Chenarak area of the Nehreen district.

Baghlan Governor Munishi Abdul Majeed said the 11 miners were "digging a tunnel unprofessionally" when the explosion happened and all 11 miners in the tunnel were killed.

A crew is at the site digging the bodies out from the collapsed mine shaft.

It was unclear if the mine was approved by the authorities.

compiled from agency reports